People and Culture Committee

What does the Committee do?

The People and Culture Committee's responsibilities are outlined in full in the People and Culture Committee Charter.

Its key areas of focus are:

  • monitoring the development and implementation of strategies to enhance people and organisational effectiveness
  • reviewing and endorsing the University’s employee value proposition
  • reviewing and monitoring other strategic initiatives associated with people and culture
  • monitoring the effectiveness of staff and stakeholder communications
  • monitoring industry and community engagement strategies
  • making recommendations on the University’s code of conduct, values, corporate responsibility principles and ethical practice
  • overseeing the alignment of workforce strategies with the University's strategic and corporate plans.

Committee Members

Ms Jann Gardner (Chair)

Mr Paul Jeans

Professor Alex Zelinsky AO (Vice-Chancellor)

Mr Doug Dean AM

Ms Natalie Downing

Mr Lucas Dowling

Meeting Location and Dates

Meeting location: Committee Room, The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus

Meeting Date Meeting Time
Thursday 25 March 2021 9.00am - 11.00am
Thursday 27 May 2021 11.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 29 July 2021 11.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 23 September 2021 9.00am - 11.00am
Thursday 25 November 20219.00am - 11.00am

You can find all Council meeting dates and the full Council calendar here.

Reports and Papers

Templates and other support resources are available to help you prepare reports or papers for committees and Council.

Need more information?

For all People and Culture Committee enquiries email secretariat.

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